Bianca Alvarez Receives the Claudia Casas Spirit Award
Bianca Alvarez, Computer Science Student Engagement Coordinator, received the Claudia Casas Sprit award representing UTEP during the CAHSI Luncheon at the 34th Great Minds in STEM Conference in Pasadena, California.
The Claudia Casas Spirit award, presented by Dr. Ann Gates and Dr. Natalia Villanueva-Rosales, was established in 2022 by CAHSI to recognize a person who exemplifies the values, passion, and character of Claudia. Claudia Casas (1975-2021) was an extraordinary mentor, role model, teacher, and Latina in Computer Science. Claudia impacted the lives of many students by creating an environment were everyone felt welcomed. Today her legacy remains in our students, work, and mission.